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HH William Morris wallpaper and vase at Madison-Morgan Cultural Center

Madison: Your Destination for Interior Design

While Madison may be best known as a place of historic architecture, pristine landscapes, and picturesque views, there is another unique aspect to this beautiful small town that is drawing in people from across Georgia. With centuries of perfectly preserved structures, a plethora of interior design and home décor shops and hundreds of antique dealers, Madison should be your next destination for interior design. HGTV agrees, noting Madison as a design-oriented American small town.

Find Inspiration Around Every Corner

Begin your trip in Madison by touring The Madison Historic District. A stop in at the friendly Welcome Center will put you on the path to discover 200+ years of architectural trends and craftsmanship, as styles mix and match from Federal to Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Beaux Arts, Craftsman and so many more proudly on display in one of Georgia’s largest historic districts.

After a morning gaining insight from the exterior of these beautiful historic buildings, now is the time to step inside and experience classic interior designs. Madison’s three historic house museums – Heritage Hall, Rose Cottage and Rogers House – all provide a peek into how locals decorated their homes from the 1800s through the turn of the century.

Heritage Hall (c. 1811)

Thanks to the donation of a local family whose own gorgeous home – the Stokes-McHenry home – housed their family here in Madison for eight generations, Heritage Hall was able to pick period furniture pieces from the family’s vast collection to share the true experience of what Madison’s high society homes and décor were like in the early 1800s.

Rose Cottage (c. 1891)

Front of the Rose Cottage

Born into slavery in 1864, little is recorded of Ms. Adeline Rose before she began construction on her cottage in 1891. A widow with two children, Ms. Rose earned her living by taking in laundry and ironing at 50 cents a load.

Not only did she have her cottage built to her liking, but Ms. Rose also included her woman’s touch to the design of the home – adding beautiful decorative elements to the house that would have been quite elaborate and unusual for the average working-class homes of the time. Decorative sawn brackets made the front porch stand out and while glass was very expensive at the time, the cottage features impressive floor-to-ceiling windows.

Rogers House (c. 1809)

Rogers House | Small Historic Towns In Georgia To Visit | Madison GA History

Built in 1809, the same year as Madison’s founding, Rogers House is one of the oldest homes in the county. From its construction to 1992, the house passed through 17 different owners and held countless tenants. Those homeowners changed it to fit whatever needs they thought best, from a boarding house to an antiques store and even a dentist’s office. Pass through these historic doors and learn how each generation left their mark on the design of this centuries old home.

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (c. 1895)

Once you’ve discovered Madison’s historic homes, get schooled in the art of design at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. This historic schoolhouse and modern gallery celebrating artistic expression offers a permanent exhibit showcasing the ornate craftsmanship and broader movement of the Arts & Crafts Period. Here you’ll find a collection of furniture, pottery, lamps, metalware and other decorative pieces that capture the essence of the Arts & Crafts revolution that raised the status of craftsman to that of artist.

Discover Antiques Galore

Once you have fallen in love with Madison’s historic homes and museums, you can explore the variety of antique dealers located in and around the historic district to find a bit of history to help decorate your own home. 

Madison Markets

Madison Markets - destination for interior design and antiques

Madison Markets is an upscale, dealer-oriented antiques and interiors store. From fabrics, furnishings, and accessories, there is not another store like it in Madison! 

Junque Korner

Junque Korner flea market in Madison, GA

J&K Fleas An’Tiques on Jefferson, popularly known as “Junque Korner,” offers an eclectic mix of Man’Tiques and Lady’Tiques so you can find the perfect piece for any setting.


J&K Fleas An’Tiques

JK Fleas Antiques antique "mall"

With locations in both Madison and Rutledge, this is a premier antiques and collectibles mall! Check it out to uncover 12,000 square feet of furniture, jewelry, china, art, Americana, and more at J&K Fleas An’Tiques.

Madison Flea Market

Exterior of the Madison Flea Market

With over 14,000 sq feet of indoor space and around 100 vendors, Madison Flea Market is the perfect place to shop for all things old, new, repurposed, collectible, vintage and one-of-a-kind, all while listening to the best oldies music!

Unique Treasures

Unique Treasures flea market

Just outside of Madison’s historic district, Unique Treasures offers a wide variety of upscale antiques, high-quality furniture, and other amazing finds only available in their expansive warehouse!

You can find the complete list of our antique dealers by visiting here.

Shop Where Contemporary Décor Meets Southern Style

Experience the melding of southern style and contemporary design by visiting Madison’s many interior design boutiques. From custom interior design studios to expansive showrooms displaying perfectly placed room displays available to buy as seen, take time to enjoy how experts craft stylish looks and execute showstopping designs.

Take a look at some of these fabulous shops ready to be explored on your next trip to Madison.

Archambault Interiors

Pillows and home decor at Archambault Interiors.

Home store & friendly, full-service interior design services specializing in kitchen & bath remodels. Archambault Interiors carries several brands of furniture, hand-picked merchandise, designer fabrics & wallpaper, artisan goods, home accents, one-of-a-kind pieces and more.


BB&G boutique wedding registry

With a wide variety of elegant and fun items for your home and entertaining, BB&G is the premier bridal & gift registry shop for central Georgia. Find the perfect gifts, jewelry, decor and more.

In High Cotton

Table decor at In High Cotton

In High Cotton offers furnishings for the home, garden and accessories to inspire the southern hospitality of Georgia. Recently revamped to showcase the best in contemporary southern design and frequently updated to highlight seasonal décor ideas, walking through the shop is sure to spark design inspiration for almost every room of your home.

Madison Grace Home

Madison Grace Home front desk

Discover unique home décor accessories, furnishings, and gifts for all occasions – hostess, birthday, bride, or even to pamper a favorite pet. Madison Grace Home is here to help transform your space into somewhere you love.

Stanton Home Furnishings

Living room decor at Stanton Home Furnishings

Founded by Senior Designer Jimmy Stanton, Jimmy’s designs have been featured in Atlanta Home & Lifestyles, DÉCOR, Atlanta Magazine, and Lake Oconee Living to name a few. With their in-house interior designers, a chic display of sophisticated furniture, lighting fixtures, and home accessories. Stanton Home Furnishings has everything you need to make your next redesign a success.

Zeb Grant Design HOME

Living room decor and lighting at Zeb Grant Design HOME

Owned and operated by one of Madison’s most-renowned decorators, Zeb Grant Design HOME serves as a Design Studio showcasing bespoke interiors, home furnishings, lighting, and antiques. Zeb Grant Designs HOME has all the inspiration and goods needed for your next design refresh or complete remodel.

Discover all of Madison and Morgan County’s unique boutiques, antiques and more, here!

Enjoy an Inspired Rest

Bedroom at the James Madison Inn

When your Designer Day comes to an end, enjoy a stay in a place that continues to promote creativity for your next interior design project.  These B&Bs, inns and farm stays blend Madison’s traditional southern style with timeless design elements, inspiring you to envision plans for your next design.

Brady Inn

Sitting Room of Brady Inn | Madison GA Lodging

The Brady Inn is located in the heart of historic Madison and combines vintage allure with contemporary conveniences, embodying authentic Southern hospitality. This Victorian Bed and Breakfast was built in 1885, still showcasing its historic charm with heart pine floors, lavish wood furnishings and Victorian antiques.

Cedar Lane Farmstay

Bedroom at Cedar Lane Farm Stay | Madison GA Lodging

Cedar Lane Farmstay offers visitors a home away from home within its 160 acres of lush forests, historic gardens and acres of walking trails. Explore the enchanting, historic ambiance of this authentically restored 1830s house featuring large rooms adorned with authentic antiques, artwork and rugs, all while indulging in the modern amenities today’s travelers require from luxurious bedding to a fully equipped kitchen and more.

Farmhouse Inn

Garden Room at Farmhouse Inn | Madison GA Lodging

Immerse yourself in the quintessential farmhouse experience at Farmhouse Inn at Hundred Acre Farm. Several rooms have been stylishly updated by the designers of Madison’s own Archambault Interiors to captivate guests with a contemporary yet rustic charm.

James Madison Inn

Lobby of James Madison Inn | Madison GA Lodging

The James Madison Inn seamlessly combines Madison’s timeless beauty with Southern hospitality. The individually designed guest rooms and suites celebrate Madison’s history with local art and custom furniture handcrafted by local artisans.

New South Motor Inn

Room at New South Motor Inn | Madison GA Lodging

The New South Motor Inn, originally a 1960s-era “motor court” style motel, is conveniently located just minutes away from Madison’s historic downtown. With 15 rooms that harken back to the days when road trips were king, New South Motor Inn has undergone a complete “retro” fit to welcome guests into a vintage mid-century modern dream.

Discover all of Madison and Morgan County’s unique B&B’s, inns, farm stays and more, here.

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